INTERVIEW: Per Wiberg Breaks Down His New Album – “The Serpent’s Here”


Ghost Cult welcomed back former guest and a favorite of ours: Per Wiberg (Spiritual Beggars, ex-Opeth, Candlemass, Clutch/The Bakerton Group, Switchblade, Kamchatka)! He recently released his new solo album “The Serpent’s Here” via Despotz Records. Per broke down the the new album with us, chats about his artwork, and always looking to the future and not backwards musically!Continue reading


EXCLUSIVE VIDEO PREMIERE: Per Wiberg – “Blackguards Stand Silent”


Swedish multi-instrumentalist and legend Per Wiberg recently released his new solo album The Serpent’s Here via Despotz Records. Ghost Cult has teamed up with Per to release his new music video for the track “Blackguards Stand Silent!” Stay tuned for more from Per and Ghost Cult, including our exclusive interview next week!Continue reading


NEW MUSIC FRIDAY – New Rock and Metal Releases 3-15-24


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PREVIEW: New Music Friday – New Rock and Metal Releases 3-15-24


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Per Wiberg (Opeth, Spiritual Beggars, Candlemass) Shares His Single “Blackguards Stand Silent” from New Album, Out Soon



Swedish multi-instrumentalist, Per Wiberg, has just unveiled his latest solo single, “Blackguards Stand Silent.” This is the final single from his upcoming new album, The Serpent’s Here, which is due out March 15th via Despotz Records. Head into the article below to hear the new track, and read more from Wiberg.
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NEW MUSIC FRIDAY: New Rock and Metal Releases 2-9-24


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PREVIEW: New Music Friday New Rock and Metal Releases 2-9-24


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ALBUM REVIEW: Big Scenic Nowhere – The Waydown


Ranging from members of Fu Manchu to Mos Generator to Yawning Man in their lineup, prolific Stoner Rock overlords Big Scenic Nowhere have left an everlasting legacy through their works for the past years. Now they are back with their third studio release, namely The Waydown– released via Heavy Psych Sounds. Consisting of seven tracks, the album presents the purest form of desert-styled riffs while also fusing them with jazz fusion-inspired elements. It’s fairly off-kilter to combine Desert/Stoner Rock with Jazz Fusion elements, so this has been a unique, newfound take, but of course in the finest way possible.Continue reading


PODCAST: Episode 61 – Per Wiberg Talks New Solo Album and Other Projects


Ghost Cult caught up with progressive metal legend Per Wiberg for a new interview on the Ghost Cult Podcast! Per had made a career in bands such as Candlemass, Spiritual Beggars, Opeth, Clutch- Bakerton Group, Switchblade and Kamchatka and more, but never as a solo artist. Now he has released his debut solo EP, Head Without Eyes! We chatted with the multi-instrumentalist and producer about working as a solo artist for the first time, how he composes, his influences and favorite artists and more! Continue reading


King Hobo – Mauga


Upon the release of its eponymous debut album in 2009, there was a serious buzz around US /Swedish supertrio King Hobo. This was largely caused by the involvement of Clutch drummer John-Paul Gaster, but that criminally ignored the input of Per Wiberg and Thomas “Juneor” Andersson from Blues-Stoner purveyors Kamchatka. Ten years later the band finally returns with sophomore long-player Mauga (Weathermaker Music) and whatever opinion the listener holds for the results, it will surely redress the balance for all three members.Continue reading